Brisket King NYC 2019 Lineup

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This Year’s Featured Chefs

Sruli Eidelman, Izzy’s Taqueria and Izzy’s Brooklyn Smokehouse 
This Brooklyn based kosher chef and 2017 Brisket King™ champion is back to compete with a new restaurant, Izzy’s Taqueria.

John Gower, Quiet Waters Farm
This UK leader of the wood smoke cooking movement took 2nd place at Brisket King™ 2018 with the help of his NYC team from Fletcher’s Brooklyn BBQ. Could he be back for the win?

John Stage and Leland Avellino, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Founded in Syracuse, this establishment’s original owner, John is back! He’ll be making Brisket Tostada. 

Matt Abdoo, Pig Beach
The BBQ at this Gowanus, Brooklyn restaurant won 1st place at Memphis in May 2016.
*Pig Beach will also be hosting the Jeff Michner BBQ Benefit on April 13 to benefit this team’s former pitmaster.

Ash Fulk, Hill Country Barbecue Market
Hill Country BBQ is the NYC industry standard for Texas Style BBQ Brisket. They’ll be serving dry aged brisket with white bread and house pickles.

Angelo Viterale, Ornella Trattoria Italiana  
Expect an Italian style brisket Angelo calls Brisket in Salmi.

Corey Cash, Cash Only BBQ
All the buzz in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Cenobio Canalizo and Eric Springer, Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbeque
This team will be serving pastrami, burn end, and fried pickle.

Jared Male and Jake Klein, Randall’s Barbecue
An all star team representing the Lower East Side.

Judd and Bosh, Judd’s Memphis Kitchen
Coming to show off their kosher Koji Aged Brisket Bresaola.

Jesse Jones, “POW! My Life in 40 Feasts”
This celebrity chef and author will be bringing his New Orleans influence to the competition.

Mauro Cheifari, Juicy Lucy BBQ
The former pitmaster at Franklin BBQ in Austin is gearing up for the opening of Juicy Lucy BBQ in Staten Island.

Rob Cho, Kimchi Smoke
This chef will be bringing the heat with Texas-Korean BBQ fusion.

Hudson Smokehouse
New BBQ restaurant in the Bronx.

Bronx Bombers BBQ, Frankie’s Tavern
This Bronx based restaurant team won’t disappoint.

Smokehouse Tailgate Grill
This team is coming from Westchester and will feature competitive BBQ champ, “Mr. Bobo” Eric Johnson

Darlene Lawrence, Sands Jerk Hut
Serving Caribbean cuisine in Brooklyn that brings paradise to every bite.

Nicole LaMay, Darling Nikki’s BBQ
This queen of BBQ is coming to compete from Philadelphia.

Gentle Giant Brewing & Barbecue
Joining from Rockland County, this team was trained by the Kansas City Baron of BBQ, Paul Kirk  – and we’ll be sampling their beer as well.

Special Guest Chef: Big Papa Smokem

Sauce Sampling

Rocket Fuel Hot Sauce

Just + Add Beer Sauce

Drinks – Craft Beer, Hard Cider, and Spirits 

Our/New York Vodk

Barrika Basque Sidra, Spain

Romilly Cidre, Normandie, France

Alewife Brewery

Line Up Brewing

The Bronx Brewery

Sixpoint Brewery

Gentle Giant Brewery

Mezcal de Leyenda

Pig Nose Scotch Whiskey

Essentia Water

Celebrity Judges

Nick Solares, Meat Writer

Gennaro Pechia, Sirius XM Radio

Ashley Chiles, The Texas Huntress

Adam Poch, Mr. Bacon

Miss Vivian, Food Network

Jaymee Sire, Food Network Contributor and Judge for 2016 Burger Bash

Bretton Scott and Zahra Tangorra, Heritage Radio Network

William ‘Brimstone” Kucmierowski, Former pro-wrestler, radio host, and CEO of Hound Comics, Inc.

Event Photographer

Justin Aharon @jaharoni

Event Producer

Jimmy Carbone, Food Karma/Jimmy’s No. 43


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